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Now accepting Meal Benefit Program Applications for the 2020/21 school year!

What's in a meal?
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Meals include more than what is listed on the menu!  Due to changes in fresh produce, some items are not listed on the main menus.
 
Every breakfast meal includes a choice of a whole-grain-rich entree, fruit selections, and a choice of Wonderful White Milk or Charming Chocolate Milk.
A meal is made when a student selects at least three servings of food, one must be a half-cup serving of fruit.
 
Every lunch meal includes a choice of entree (grains and protein), fruit and vegetable selections, and a choice of Wonderful White Milk or Charming Chocolate Milk.
A meal is made when a student selects at least three servings of food (from three different food groups), one must be a half-cup serving of fruit or vegetable.
 
Child Nutrition Assistants are specially trained to help students select a full meal.
 
The Meal Benefit Program covers the cost of one full breakfast meal and one full lunch meal daily for approved students.  Unfortunately, the Meal Benefit Program is not able to cover the cost of individual items, such as a single milk purchase.
 
A la carte sales of items, like milk, are available to all students with positive account balances to draw from.  

 
Meal Benefit Program - Free or Reduced Priced Meals for Your Students
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We're ready for you!
 
Click HERE for your PDF version of the Meal Benefit Application.
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The Meal Benefit Program is also known as the Free and Reduced Priced Meals Program.
 
If your child was eligible last school year, and you haven't already received a benefit letter from us, you'll need to fill out a new application as soon as possible.
 
Applications are like yogurt - they expire!  An approved application is only good for the school year you filled it out during, plus a "grace period" at the beginning of the new school year.
 
Don't wait till the last minute - you could accidentally end up with a bill due to the cafeteria!
If your student's grace period runs out, any meals picked up are at FULL MENU PRICE.  Families are responsible for all student account charges and negative balances.
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthful habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
 
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

 
Helpful Nutrition Services Links
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Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
 
Pay anytime, anywhere from your computer or smartphone.
 
With the Meal Benefit Program, Free and Reduced priced meals are available to families who qualify based on household size and income. If your family chooses to apply, please return the completed form to the school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification, you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

 
Earned Income Tax Credit
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Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
 
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.

 
Non-Discrimination Statement
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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at .  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the , (AD-3027) found online at:  , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call . Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1)   mail: U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2)   fax: ; or
(3)  email: .
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.